Recommended. I saw this movie on the big screen when I was 12, probably at the old Varsity in Palo Alto. I remember waiting for it to hit the theaters. Fifty years later I was not disappointed. Frank Sinatra (From Here To Eternity) is near perfect as a war-weary fighter pilot who hijacks a German prison train and leads a pack of Allied rats out of an Italian POW camp. The pic is expertly directed by Val Lewton (Cat People) journeyman, Mark Robson (Bedlam) who went on to helm Peyton Place and The Valley Of The Dolls. Trevor Howard (The Third Man) plays a stereotyped British officer who Sinatra first battles . . . then sways. The action sequences, shot along Andalucía’s Caminito Del Rey, are tensely gorgeous. Supposedly, Sinatra dictated the ending, which is brilliant and still emotionally effective. Hop onto Von Ryan’s Express if you want to feel like a kid again.